Jerry Lockett has been writing about conservation, the environment, natural sciences, sailing and the oceans for more than 25 years. His magazine articles have been published in Canada, England and the USA. Credits include Atlantic Business Magazine, Atlantic Boating News, Blue Water Sailing, Conservator, The Chronicle Herald, Equinox, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, Geographical Magazine and Cruising World, and he is a two-time Atlantic Journalism Awards finalist (2003 and 2004).
Originally from England, he gave up a photographic career in 1989 to spend five years as a charter yacht captain in the Virgin Islands and Bahamas. In 1996 he settled in Halifax. In addition to writing, he has edited books for a number of publishers. He now spends most of his time writing and directing short documentary films with a focus on marine conservation.
2003 and 2004 Atlantic Journalism Awards—Excellence in Journalism
2011 Dartmouth Book Awards prize for non-fiction for Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada
2012 Atmospheric Science Librarians International Choice Awards: Honorable Mention for The Discovery of Weather
2013 The Discovery of Weather shortlisted for the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Non-fiction Award
2013 The Discovery of Weather shortlisted for the American Meteorological Society’s Louis J. Battan Author’s Award
2015 Atlantic Film Festival. The Weir: Fishing Fundy’s Giant Tides, Best Atlantic Short Documentary